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Frelighsburg, Quebec

Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality Quebec Montérégie
Frelighsburg
The Freligh Mill on Pike River
The Freligh Mill on Pike River
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Frelighsburg is located in Southern Quebec
Frelighsburg
Frelighsburg
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMBrome-Missisquoi
ConstitutedSeptember 28, 1985
Government
 • MayorJean Lévesque
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingBrome-Missisquoi
Area
 • Total124.60 km2 (48.11 sq mi)
 • Land123.72 km2 (47.77 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,094
 • Density8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 6.2%
 • Dwellings
566
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 213
Route 237

Frelighsburg is a municipality in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, which is part of the administrative region of the Montérégie of Quebec, Canada. Its population, as of the Canada 2011 Census, was 1,094. The area was historically considered to be part of the Eastern Townships.

Frelighsburg is situated at the foot of Mount Pinnacle, which is part of the Sutton Mountain Range of the Appalachian Mountains.

History

Frelighsburg is on land that was originally inhabited by the Abenaki. It was established as a colony in the late 1790s by American Loyalists, including pioneer Abram Freligh, a physician of German origin who lived in Clinton, New York. The sawmill built by his son in 1839, and several other buildings from the 19th century are considered historical monuments. Prior to being named Frelighsburgh it was named Conroy's Mills, named after another mill owner, and Slab City because of the great quantities of sawdust and slabs (slang for bark) that were there.[1]

Geography

Frelighsburg is less than 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the Canada–US border with Vermont, nestled in a valley of orchards crossed by the Pike River and at the foot of Mount Pinnacle.

Demographics

Infrastructure

Frelighsburg is crossed by the Route 237. Route 213 starts in Frelighsburgh.

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